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Beguiling the Hosts: India’s Fall to Spin Bowling

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 3:54 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It defies the belief of recent memory. Not even the Sheikh of Tweak, Shane Warne, managed such feats on the dry, square-turning pitches on the subcontinent. India, of whom little poor has been said of in recent months, were meant to exert their ... More >>

Scoop Launches Its First Open News Project

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 5:10 pm | Opening The Election

Scoop is excited to announce the launch of our first Open News Project - a crowdsourced and crowdfunded open licensed newsroom aimed at ‘Opening the Election’ in 2017. Thats right - we are not only asking our crowd for money but for help to co-create ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: You are a liar, Mr Trump

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 2:31 pm | Martin Doyle

President Trump's unsubstantiated claims over wire-tapping seem bizarre coming from a world leader. More >>

Gordon Campbell on National’s token National Super age hike

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 10:20 am | Gordon Campbell

Y esterday, the government finally announced the age of eligibility for superannuation will rise in steps from 65 to 67 but… don’t worry, the process won’t begin to be phased in until 2037 and won’t finally be in place until 2041. Is there a ... More >>

PM Press Conference 06/03/17: NZ Super Age Increased to 67

Monday, 6 March 2017, 5:54 pm | Liana Pantaleo

Today Prime Minister Bill English and Finance Minister Steven Joyce announced that the government will increase the age of entitlement to New Zealand Superannuation from 65 to 67. Mr English and Mr Joyce were both present to describe the proposal ... More >>

American Muslims Must Stop Apologizing

Monday, 6 March 2017, 3:01 pm | Ramzy Baroud

I had recently been asked to give a talk about “being an American Muslim in the United States.” Although wary of the uses and abuses of the term, I obliged. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: This Court is in Sessions

Monday, 6 March 2017, 1:23 pm | Martin Doyle

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions sounds unreliable when talking about his Russian contacts. Suspicions grow that Russia helped influence American voters away from Hillary Clinton. Would Russia dare to interfere in the democratic process? Let us ... More >>

Five questions for Washington insider Scot Faulkner

Monday, 6 March 2017, 1:01 pm | The Manufacturers Success Connection

The newly installed Trump Administration continues to catch New Zealand officialdom by surprise. So MSC Newswire asked Washington insider Scot Faulkner what Wellington’s response should in fact be? Mr Faulkner was elected the first Chief Administrative ... More >>

Jitterati: Disinfectants & pop confections

Monday, 6 March 2017, 12:16 pm | Grant Buist

Election-year dog whistles debunked, domestic fascism squashed, new Lorde More >>

Lyndon Hood: In Which My Computer Develops A Bug

Monday, 6 March 2017, 11:12 am | Lyndon Hood

In Which My Computer Develops A Bug By Lyndon Hood First published on Werewolf Click for big version. More >>

According to this survey NZ cities aren't innovative

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 1:45 pm | Digitl

London, New York and Tokyo top the 2017 Innovation Cities index . Auckland limps in at a feeble 89. Wellington rates at 108. More >>

Review: Norton Security Premium

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 1:41 pm | Digitl

If you wrangle a handful of devices and need extra security software 1 , Norton Security Premium from Symantec will help. More >>

Apple, Microsoft dominate NZ slate sales

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 1:40 pm | Digitl

You can slide a wafer-thin device between Apple and Microsoft's New Zealand slate market share. More >>

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad E570

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 1:38 pm | Digitl

Lenovo serves up a mid-price, not-so-small business laptop. The ThinkPad E570 is so traditional it borders on retro. It will please laptop conservatives. If you need greater mobility, look elsewhere. More >>

The Digital Storm: Blowing Away the Human Mind

Friday, 3 March 2017, 1:43 pm | John Stanton

“Temporal compression, as it is technically called, is an event that concretely modifies everyone’s daily life at the same time. In the face of this acceleration of daily life, fear has become an environment even in a time of peace. We are living ... More >>

Grandiose delusional disorder

Friday, 3 March 2017, 1:28 pm | Redress Information

During the presidential campaign I often referred to Donald Trump as a congenital liar, but it is possible that in doing so I made a “category mistake”. By definition liars, even chronic ones, belong to a category of people who know that there is truth ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Labour’s latest love letter to the right

Friday, 3 March 2017, 11:11 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on Labour’s latest love letter to the centre-right First published on Werewolf More >>

Open Guantanamo! - By David Swanson

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 4:50 pm | David Swanson

Open Guantanamo to human rights inspectors. Open its files to the public. Subpoena the witnesses to its horrors. Open the courts to its prisoners and try them or set them free. Open the gates to the people of Cuba and give them their land back. And ... More >>

The Reality Show Comes to Congress: Trump’s Joint Address

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 4:42 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Let us tear through these Trumpland evocations, the business pitches of this show and publicity act that was the first address by the President to a joint sitting of the US Congress. There were the common themes; there were the contradictory messages; ... More >>

One Nation Train - Binoy Kampmark

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 4:36 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The global populist fever is catching. Put the nation first before all else, patria before sense. Make America Great Again. One Nation before any other. Australia has been a fairly non-responsive patient to that effect, keeping its symptoms to the ... More >>

Are Sane People Missing the Point?

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 2:21 pm | David Swanson

A rational and moral person might think of the recent U.S. raid in Yemen this way. Here's one small incident out of a war consisting primarily of a massive bombing campaign that has slaughtered innocents by the thousands and is threatening to lead ... More >>

The Choice Trump’s Budget Creates

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 12:47 pm | David Swanson

Trump proposes to increase U.S. military spending by $54 billion, and to take that $54 billion out of the other portions of the above budget, including in particular, he says, foreign aid. If you can’t find foreign aid on the chart above, that’s ... More >>

Can Canada Get Out of the War Business?

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 12:27 pm | David Swanson

Canada is becoming a major weapons dealer , a reliable accomplice in U.S. wars, and a true believer in “humanitarian” armed peacekeeping as a useful response to all the destruction fueled by the weapons dealing. More >>

Gordon Campbell on Ardern’s ascension & Trump’s triumph

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 12:09 pm | Gordon Campbell

A penis conveys gravitas to any political career. Think of the stream of gaffes by Murray McCully. Think of the hyper-emotionalism of Nick Smith. If they were women, they would have been laughed out of Cabinet long ago, or would never made it there ... More >>

Gordon Campbell: the runway extension’s latest court failure

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 10:49 am | Gordon Campbell

T hank goodness for the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). The Court of Appeal has just ringingly found in favour of the pilots’ union over the safety issues raised by the Wellington runway extension . More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: To Hell in a handbasket

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 3:29 pm | Martin Doyle

Despite the many confident predictions that President Trump will be voted out of office at the next election, there is a growing sense he is getting firmly ensconced in the White House thank you very much. And the world watches on nervously. More >>

First thoughts on Commerce Commission Vodafone-Sky ruling

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:58 pm | Digitl

The Commerce Commission declined the proposed Vodafone-Sky merger saying it would decrease competition in telecommunications. More >>

Chorus first half: Copper boosts, wireless bites

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:43 pm | Digitl

Chorus did better than expected during in its first-half. The network operator saw net profit rise to $66 million up from $33 million a year earlier. More >>

Staying safe online is about more than buying security

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:35 pm | Digitl

You may not need security software. Or, to be accurate, you may not need to buy extra security software. It's possible you already have all the defences you need. More >>

Spark's high risk broadband strategy

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:29 pm | Digitl

Spark New Zealand turned in a decent first year result earlier this month. The edited highlights are: Total operating revenues up 4.1 percent to $1.793 billion, Mobile revenue up 4.4 percent , and IT services revenue up 19.3 percent, and Broadband revenue ... More >>

Spark, Netflix a well-timed marketing promotion

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:26 am | Digitl

There's no comparison between Spark's Netflix promotion the and halted Vodafone-Sky deal. More >>

Android won't save Nokia or Blackberry

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:22 am | Digitl

Nokia played the retro card with a revamped 3310 . It’s an expensive novelty for indulgent spendthrifts. There are also three ho-hum conventional Android models. More >>

According to this survey NZ cities aren't innovative

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:21 am | Digitl

London, New York and Tokyo top the 2017 Innovation Cities index . Auckland limps in at a feeble 89. Wellington rates at 108. More >>

Frightened Rabbit: On Liking Music That Harms You

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 10:48 am | Anne Russell

Frightened Rabbit: On Liking Music That Harms You by Anne Russell First published on Werewolf More >>

Press Conference 27/02/17: Kiwi workers failing drug tests

Monday, 27 February 2017, 5:33 pm | Liana Pantaleo

Prime Minster Bill English began today’s press conference with an announcement to extend support for earthquake effected Kaikoura, Hurunui and Marlborough. The State Highway coastal route is progressing and expected to be open by the end of ... More >>

Max Rashbrooke Review: The Mikado, NZ Opera

Monday, 27 February 2017, 1:10 pm | Max Rashbrooke

Politics and art are a little bit like politics and rugby: as the Springbok tour showed, you can't entirely separate the two. And there are certainly plenty of politics around the Mikado, a show that is notionally set in a highly stereotyped, Orientalist ... More >>

The Extradition Saga of Kim Dotcom - Binoy Kampmark

Friday, 24 February 2017, 5:33 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The hunger with which US officials pursue copyright or general intellectual property violations is insatiably manic. The degree of that hunger is expressed by the now suspended, and most likely defunct Trans-Pacific Partnership, an attempt to further ... More >>

Another small step for Syrian Refugees in "Aleppo Park"

Friday, 24 February 2017, 5:19 pm | Franklin Lamb

Sunday February 19, 2017 was an unseasonably warm day and frankly an exhilarating relief from the past couple of months of bitter cold and very rough storms across Lebanon. More >>

Pocahontas Is a Great Hero Elizabeth Warren Should Embrace

Friday, 24 February 2017, 5:10 pm | Harvey Wasserman

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) would do well to embrace our early American hero Pocahontas. She might even thank Donald Trump for making the link. More >>

Friendly American Fascism: Doesn’t Feel so Friendly Anymore

Friday, 24 February 2017, 12:18 pm | Gary Kohls

The United States is only one of many nations around the world that is experiencing a dramatic rise in fascist political movements. NeoFascist political parties have been achieving sizable minorities in several European countries over the past generation, ... More >>

Now, No One Can Save Israel from Itself

Friday, 24 February 2017, 12:09 pm | Ramzy Baroud

The President of the United States can hardly be taken seriously, saying much but doing little. His words, often offensive, carry no substance, and it is impossible to summarize his complex political outlook about important issues. More >>

People’s Commission on Public Broadcasting & Media - Remarks

Friday, 24 February 2017, 1:28 am | The Scoop Foundation

Thank you to the Coalition for Better Broadcasting and Action Station for working on this important topic and for the invitation to take part in the People’s Commission on Public Broadcasting & Media. More >>

From Rights to Repentance: Norma McCorvey and Roe v Wade

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 5:01 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The late Norma McCorvey changed US legal and political history as the plaintiff “Jane Roe” in the 1973 US Supreme Court decision Roe v Wade . More >>

Life and Death Struggle for the Children of Syria

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 2:56 pm | Franklin Lamb

Meals for Syrian Children Refugees acknowledges that no one can help every Syrian child during the continuing carnage in their beloved country. But we aver that everyone can have the honor of fulfilling the solemn duty of each of us--to help someone. More >>

Rural bachelors and Marcella Bakker - By Lynley Tulloch

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 2:22 pm | Lynley Tulloch

Rural New Zealand has had a lot of publicity recently. Polluted waterways, unmanageable debt, farmer suicide and animal cruelty - it seems all bad news. Now another issue has been added to the mix: the maintenance of New Zealand’s rural population due ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Putting the I into KL

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 1:04 pm | Martin Doyle

The execution of Kim Jong Nam in the concourse of Kuala Lumpur Airport is effectively a significant act of terrorism. It will make airport users all over the world a little nervous about who's standing behind them. More >>

Jitterati 22.2.17: Lav-a-try, Lav-a-tory

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 12:52 pm | Grant Buist

Young bigot chooses to make classmate's life miserable aided by conservative hate group More >>

Pence at Dachau: Not Merely Hypocritical

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 12:45 pm | Tikkun

I don’t usually begin a commentary this way, but – as a queer person and as a Jew who lost multiple family members to murder during the German Holocaust, I feel so furious that I am having difficulty finding the words. More >>

NZ Gov Joined CIA in Interfering with French Election

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 12:29 pm | Simon Monrad Gough

If you were wondering what the price of the National government’s détente with Washington after decades of cold NZ-US relations is, Wikileaks has you covered. More >>

Gordon Campbell on using ‘kaupapa Maori’ as a cloak

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 11:18 am | Gordon Campbell

T he faux outrage yesterday from the Maori Party over the ‘kaupapa Maori’ critical comment made by Labour leader Andrew Little has been quite a sight to behold. Surely in an election year, it is very much open to question whether the Maori Party’s ... More >>

A Tale of Two Realities: Donald Trump and Israel

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 4:02 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It was supremely wicked, and rapidly meandered into horse muddied waters. US President Donald J. Trump had openly expressed what many a US politician has felt but avoided for the sake of false decency: the two-state solution regarding Israel and Palestine ... More >>

Can the Climate Survive Adherence to War and Partisanship?

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 12:00 pm | David Swanson

For the past decade, the standard procedure for big coalition rallies and marches in Washington D.C. has been to gather together organizations representing labor, the environment, women's rights, anti-racism, anti-bigotry of all sorts, and a wide ... More >>

Turnaround in Saudi-Iranian Relations?

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 11:55 am | INSS Insight

There are growing indications that efforts to reduce the tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia are underway. The most recent one was the arrival of the Kuwaiti foreign minister in Tehran on January 25, 2017 for a meeting with the Iranian president. ... More >>

Peter Beinart’s Take Down of Jared Kushner

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 11:42 am | Tikkun

It is heartening to see the wide reading being received by Peter Beinart’s January 31 j’accuse in The Forward against Jared Kushner and the Orthodox Jewish religious and educational establishment that produced him. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Mana-Maori Party deal

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 10:53 am | Gordon Campbell

If the self-interest involved wasn’t so blatant, the electorate deal between the Maori Party and Hone Harawira would be kind of poignant. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Fake it till you make it

Monday, 20 February 2017, 4:58 pm | Martin Doyle

The Trump rally in Florida was a corny, gross orgy of self-indulgence. One has to worry for the mental health of his gasping supporters. Not to mention the rest of us. We seem to have entered a weird new Age of Farce with no obvious exit doors. More >>

PM Press Conference 20/02/17: Election Speculation, or Not

Monday, 20 February 2017, 4:21 pm | Liana Pantaleo

Prime Minister Bill English began today’s press conference by thanking the emergency services workers for their efforts to tame the fire in Christchurch this past week, and expressed the need to continue to improve emergency responses. The Prime Minister ... More >>

Adolf, The Donald and History - By Binoy Kampmark

Friday, 17 February 2017, 4:55 pm | Binoy Kampmark

History may not be as useless as art, but it certainly performs a function that is almost without utility. George Santayana may well have crowed about the warnings of repeating historical mistakes if not learnt – the errant pupil ill-read would ... More >>

Cancer as Demonology and Defeat - Binoy Kampmark

Friday, 17 February 2017, 4:35 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Cancer is a mighty force of nature, an architecture that springs around the body with seemingly committed enthusiasm. Like a distraught and eager lover, it moves in on your mind, cloaking and stifling the body. It occupies your being with battalions, ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on what Trump may mean for us

Friday, 17 February 2017, 10:31 am | Gordon Campbell

T he chaotic presidency of Donald Trump has been a weird form of spectator sport for the past three weeks. Horrible, but you can’t stop watching it. So far though, not much effort has been put into tracing the possible implications for New Zealand ... More >>

 

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